PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO AXS.COM
An annual networking event benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation takes place at the Waterfront’s Sing Sing venue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s favorite hangout location. Thanks to SweetNote Entertainment, owned and operated by one Mr. B. Michael Smith (who AXS also spoke to about this event), local musicians, businesses and fans will collaborate for the fourth consecutive year in raising donations and toys for children during the holiday season. At this particular event, however, the children aren’t the only ones going home with a little something in their stocking!
On December 14, 2014, guests attending this live music event are encouraged to bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots. Upon donation, they are given a raffle ticket for prize giveaways that have been donated by supportive community businesses that are contributing to the cause. These companies have also donated to giveaways strictly for the performing acts, as well they have sponsored the position of the acts showcasing in this charitable event. The mission of this event is to make everyone who attends leave just a little bit happier!
The idea for the annual Rock’N’Soul event started when the manager of Sing Sing: Dueling Piano Bar and B. Michael had a “what if” moment. They started to brainstorm the ideas that eventually manifested into a worthwhile reality that gives families just one more reason to stay happy during the holidays. In fact, their dream has been getting bigger and bigger over the years, and each year the event gets bigger and better. This year, the event includes nine musical acts and they are already giving away more than $2,000 in prizes, predicting the arrival of dozens of toys for donation!
Businesses and musicians have gained much appreciation from SweetNote, Love360 and Sing Sing for their collaborative efforts in jumpstarting the 2014 Rock’N’Soul Christmas show for success. However, without SweetNote Entertainment, Love360 Connections and Sing Sing, this event would even be possible. So, their hard work is definitely appreciated, their passion is respected and their enthusiasm has become contagious for those involved.
The performance roster includes, none other than Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution, in addition to: Kinetic, Sun Hound, Hakim Rasheed, Mike Why, Ine, Gene Stovall, Devan Rue and Brian Woods. With a roster like this, this is definitely a night to remember! If you are in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, this an event to bring the whole family to!